A criminal family in Badwall created by Husker Red and run by his son, Chukko Red. Husker’s death created some divisions and violent strife within the Blades, but Chukko is determined to regain the lost ground.
The Red Blades focus on protection rackets and prostitution. They take payments from most of the trade district and their girls walk the streets at night with impunity. Since the death of Husker a lot of businesses have broken away, and Chukko is laboring to reclaim them. That is proving difficult, since another branch of the broken family is contesting the effort. This branch has become known as the Red Maces.
The Red Blades brand their prostitutes with a knife edge; this practice led to their name.